No two outdoor lighting systems are exactly the same, because no two homeowners are exactly the same. Tastes are different, landscapes are different and homes are different. To ensure that our clients are satisfied with their lights for years to come, we offer a free nighttime design demonstration.
A nighttime demonstration includes a design consultation and a temporary system. First, one of our trained outdoor lighting designers will sit down the homeowners and discuss the goals of the system. While aesthetics are the most common reason to start the conversation, we often hear that homeowners are concerned about certain parts of their property being too dark at night. We’ll ask you about features of your property you would like to highlight and if there is a particular mood you’d like to set.
After the consultation, the owners are left indoors while the designer goes outside to set up a temporary lighting system. Battery operated outdoor lighting fixtures are placed in the exact spots that the permanent system would be installed. The homeowners are then invited back outside to see their home illuminated.
When the temporary system is set up, that’s the time to make updates, tweaks and changes to perfect the design. This is done in concert with the designer and the homeowner. The homeowner, for instance, may find out that they want to highlight parts of the property that they didn’t initially expect. For example, while walking the property with the lights, the homeowner may realize that part of a walkway is too dark. We can add a path light right then and there so that a new appointment doesn’t need to be set up.
Homeowners love the free design demonstration because there are no surprises. Once the design is agreed upon, it is marked for the install. The installers will have notes on the exact fixtures and the exact placement. For the homeowners, the impact the lights make will be remarkable. One day they’ll come home to a dark property and then next, it will be full of light!
And, your designer and installer will drive by at night some time to make any necessary adjustments.
If you are looking to hire an outdoor lighting company, I encourage you to ask if they offer a free nighttime design demonstration. Trust me, you’ll feel better if you see the lights on your home before you purchase. Please give your nearest Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office call if you have any questions or concerns.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, our goal is to provide the best outdoor lighting systems to our clients. The fixtures themselves are key to having an outdoor lighting system that not only looks great, but is reliable and long lasting.
My husband and I moved last year. In making one of the “this is who I am and this is what I do” conversations, one new acquaintance started asking me questions about outdoor lighting. He told me that he had purchased lights, but the effect on the home just didn’t look right. When I asked him where he got his lights, he said the nearest big box store. There was his problem.
When investing in outdoor lighting, you want to ensure that you are using the best quality fixtures. What makes the best fixtures? Their durability and their technology.
Outdoor lights have to endure a lot being outdoors. Rain, snow, sleet, heat, cold, salty air in some parts of the country, they have to be durable to last! At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we use solid copper and brass fixtures. They are strong and corrosion-proof, that’s why they carry a 10-year warranty on them!
Not only to the copper and brass fixtures stand the test of time, but they also look great year after year. Over time the fixtures take on a rich patina, blending seamlessly into their surroundings.
Lighting technology, like everything, changes and evolves. At OLP, we want the technology that provides the best and most consistent performance. Those cheap lights you by at the local home improvement store may look good for a few months, but we only use lights that will last for years!
LED technology has continued to improve over the last 5 years. The bulb life is longer, it provides a consistent life output and reduces your carbon footprint and energy bill!
If you have questions on what make a good outdoor lighting fixture, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we aren’t only passionate about outdoor lighting, but outdoor living as a whole. That’s why we were thrilled to help launch a new online magazine:_ Loving Outdoor Living_.
Loving Outdoor Living is all about finding ways to enhance your outdoor living experiences. It offers information on outdoor living structures, tick and mosquito control, outdoor surface cleaning, fashion, food, and of course, outdoor lighting.
To download the premiere issues, please visit LovingOutdoorLiving.com.
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has always been dedicated to enriching the lives of its clients through the design, installation and maintenance of outdoor lighting systems. We take this goal seriously and achieve it through our design, quality, warranty and service.
A good design is what makes the lighting worth having. Sticking some lights in the ground or up in trees just doesn’t make the cut in our world. Design is about the affect of the light. At OLP, we have trained outdoor lighting designers that work with you to come up with the best system possible. We will ask you what you want the system to do and then we’ll design to accomplish it. Do you want a subtle light to on your deck and patio? OK. Do you want your house to stand out in the dark where passersby just say “Wow.” You got it.
It’s not difficult to find outdoor lighting fixtures, but not all lights are alike. If you want a lighting system that is dependable and long lasting, high-quality fixtures have to be used. Our fixtures are top of the line. They are solid copper or brass and have the latest lighting technologies. From LED to lighting control automation, we’ve got it covered.
If your lights don’t come with a warranty, they aren’t worth purchasing. A nice outdoor lighting system should have a warranty that covers all parts, the fixture, the bulbs, etc.
Lastly, our ongoing service and maintenance makes OLP different than the typical outdoor lighting company. We view our relationship with our clients as just that, a relationship. We don’t install the system and then forget about you. Our clients depend on us to come out to fix any issues, move fixtures if necessary, add on to the system and more. Whatever their outdoor lighting need, we’re there.
If you have any questions on outdoor lighting, please reach out to your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so it’s time to get romantic! If you are looking for ways to create a romantic setting for your loved one this February 14th, nothing sets the mood better than great lighting! Here are some ideas for you to consider.
Use string lights. White string lights may be a staple in Christmas lighting, but they really can be used all year round with small modifications to fit the celebration. Valentine’s Day is all about hearts and love. Take chicken wire (or a wire hanger for a simpler version) and shape it into a heart or the word “love.” Wrap it in string lights to make it the centerpiece of the room.
String lights are also available in pink and red for an even more festive Valentine’s Day light display.
Add some pink to your shades. The bright white lights in your living room may work for your everyday life, but making them pink makes them romantic for your main squeeze. Grab some pink or red fabric from your local fabric store and place around your lampshade. Since it isn’t permanent, some simple scotch tape in the back should hold it in place. Don’t use this tip if your lights tend to run too hot for fear of melting or burning fabric.
Candles. Candles are the go to romantic light source. Placing them around the room immediately increases the romance in a space. If you want to make it more unique, use small tea lights to create shapes or love messages with light. Or lead your honey to dinner in an aisle of candles.
Outdoor lighting for your outdoor dinner. Romantic dinners for two are common on Valentine’s Day. If you are cooking for your Valentine, consider serving it outdoors in a well-lit area. An outdoor space that is illuminated beautifully can be one of the most beautiful and romantic spaces on your property.
A professional outdoor lighting company can work with you to design an outdoor living space that you can not only enjoy on Valentine’s Day, but also on the other 364 days of the year. From outdoor structures to landscaping, they’ll work to highlight all the best parts of your property for your enjoyment.
If you have questions on lighting your property, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office.